World Cup 2019: Kohli's new record, Ikram Ali Khil impresses for Afghanistan and other statistics

Virat Kohli became the latest entrant to the 20,000 ODI runs club and he did that in just 417 innings - the quickest to reach the landmark.

Virat Kohli celebrates as he leaves the pitch after the win against West Indies.   -  Getty Images


The number of members of the 20,000-run club in international cricket. Virat Kohli became the latest entrant when he crossed the mark in his innings against the West Indies at Manchester on June 27. In doing so in 417 innings, he became the quick to reach the landmark. In fact, Kohli is the only batsman on the list to average over 50!

The 20,000-run club

No.BatsmanForMatchesInningsNot-outsRunsAverageHundredsFiftiesHighest score
1Sachin TendulkarIndia6647827434,35748.52100164248*
2Kumar SangakkaraSri Lanka+5946666728,01646.7763153319
3Ricky PontingAustralia+5606687027,48345.9571146257
4Mahela JayawardeneSri Lanka+6527256225,95739.1554136374
5Jacques KallisSouth Africa5196179725,53449.1062149224
6Rahul DravidIndia+5096057224,20845.4148146270
7Brian LaraWest Indies+4305213822,35846.2853111400*
8Sanath JayasuriyaSri Lanka+5866513521,03234.1442103340
9Shivnarine ChanderpaulWest Indies4545539420,98845.7241125203*
11Virat KohliIndia3784196220,12756.376694243
12A. B. De VilliersSouth Africa+4204846820,01448.1147109278*


Fewest innings and matches to reach 20,000 international runs

InningsMatchesBatsmanForAchieved againstVenueAchieved onFormatAverageHundredsFifties
417376Virat KohliIndiaWest IndiesManchesterJune 27, 2019ODI56.436693
453372Brian LaraWest Indies+PakistanBridgetownMay 27, 2005Test47.5548103
453402Sachin TendulkarIndiaWest IndiesChennaiOctober 18, 2002Test49.086390
464399Ricky PontingAustralia+PakistanJohannesburgSeptember 18, 2007T20I49.385699
483483A. B. De VilliersSouth Africa+AustraliaJohannesburgMarch 30, 2018Test48.2147109
491491Jacques KallisSouth Africa+AustraliaHobartJanuary 18, 20009ODI49.1746120
492492Rahul DravidIndia+EnglandLeedsSeptember 2, 2007ODI46.6736129


During his 86 against the West Indies at Leeds, Afghanistan wicketkeeper Ikram Ali Khil became the third youngest batsman in World Cup history to register a 50-plus score. He also became the youngest wicketkeeper to reach this landmark not only in World Cups, but in all One-Day International cricket.

Youngest batsmen to register 50-plus scores in World Cup

17 years, 362 daysTamim IqbalBangladesh51IndiaPort of SpainMarch 17, 2007Won
18 years, 234 daysMohammad AshrafulBangladesh56New ZealandKimberleyFebruary 26, 2003Lost
18 years, 278 daysIkram AlikhilAfghanistan86West IndiesLeedsJuly 4, 2019Lost
18 years, 315 daysSachin TendulkarIndia54*PakistanSydneyMarch 4, 1992Won
18 years, 356 daysBas ZuiderentNetherlands54EnglandPeshawarFebruary 22, 1996Lost

Note: Tendulkar scored two more fifties before turning 19!

Youngest wicketkeepers to register 50-plus scores in ODIs

18 years, 278 daysIkram Ali KhilAfghanistan86West IndiesLeedsJuly 4, 2019Lost
19 years, 246 daysMushfiqur RahimBangladesh57ZimbabweHarareFebruary 10, 2007Won
19 years, 298 daysTatenda TaibuZimbabwe53New ZealandBloemfonteinMarch 8, 2003Lost
20 years, 19 daysBrendan TaylorZimbabwe60*KenyaBulawayoFebruary 25, 2006Won
20 years, 123 daysAsanka GurusinhaSri Lanka52IndiaMumbaiJanuary 17, 1987Lost

Note: Taylor had two more fifties before the age of 20 years, 123 days, while Mushfiqur and Taibu had one more.


Now the highest individual score by a teenager in the World Cup, by Afghanistan’s Ikram Ali Khil against the West Indies at Leeds.

Highest individual scores by teenagers in the World Cup

86Ikram Ali KhilAfghanistan18 years, 278 daysWest IndiesLeedsJuly 4, 2019Lost
84Sachin TendulkarIndia18 years, 323 daysNew ZealandDunedinMarch 12, 1992Lost
81Sachin TendulkarIndia18 years, 318 daysZimbabweHamiltonMarch 7, 1992Won
60Abdul RazzaqPakistan19 years, 172 daysAustraliaLeedsMay 23, 1999Won
59Ijaz AhmedPakistan19 years, 22 daysEnglandRawalpindiOctober 12, 1987Won
56*Mushfiqur RahimBangladesh19 years, 281 daysIndiaPort of SpainMarch 17, 2007Won
56Mohammad AshrafulBangladesh18 years, 234 daysNew ZealandKimberleyFebruary 26, 2003Lost



The number of players who have scored at least 400 runs and claimed 10 wickets or more in a single World Cup edition. This World Cup, Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan with 606 runs and 11 wickets became the first to do so. The closest anyone else has come to achieving this feat is New Zealand’s Scott Styris, who in the 2007 edition in the Caribbean made 499 runs and claimed nine wickets, missing the all-rounder’s double of 400 runs and 10 wickets by one run and one wicket. Overall, only five players have managed to score 300-plus runs and claim 10-plus wickets.

400 runs + 10 wickets

Shakib Al HasanBangladesh6061182019


300 runs + 10 wickets

Kapil DevIndia3031281983
Neil JohnsonZimbabwe3671281999
Sanath JayasuriyaSri Lanka32111102003
Yuvraj SinghIndia3621592011


Queries Corner

How many bowlers have claimed both the openers in the opening over of a World Cup match? - S. Kartik, Vellore.

So far in World Cup cricket, only three bowlers have that distinction.

Javagal SrinathIndiaSri LankaRomesh Kaluwitharana and Sanath JayasuriyaKolkata1996Lost
Robin PetersenSouth AfricaEnglandAndrew Strauss and Kevin PietersenChennai2011Won
Sheldon CottrellWest IndiesNew ZealandMartin Guptill and Colin MunroManchester2019Lost


How often have two batsmen at Nos. 9 and 10 managed to score 50-plus runs in the same innings in a World Cup match? - Aditya Prakash Tripathi, Kanpur.

Two batsmen batting at Nos. 9 and 10 have never made 50-plus scores in the same innings in a World Cup match. However, this has occurred once in ODI cricket, when India’s Jai Prakash Yadav batting at No. 9 made 69 and Irfan Pathan at 10 made 50 against New Zealand at Bulawayo in a tri-series tournament on August 26, 2005. The pair came in to bat when India was 44 for eight in the 14th over and added 118 runs for the ninth wicket, which was then the second-highest ninth wicket stand in all ODI cricket!

In the recent World Cup match against Pakistan, Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman claimed a five-wicket haul but conceded 75 runs. Is this the most conceded by a bowler with a five-wicket haul? - S. Rajan, Nagpur.

Yes. Previously, England’s Steve Finn had claimed five for 71 against Australia in Melbourne at the 2015 World Cup. However, in all ODI cricket, England’s Adil Rashid claimed five for 85 runs against the West Indies at Queen’s Park in Grenada on February 27 this year. Mustafizur’s 75 is now the second most runs after Rashid.


Note: All figures above are updated as of July 5, 2019.

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